Originally Posted by trd2001
They go to Anza also?
Rather then runs with leaders and all that, much of it is kinda' self guided with three levels or trails marked. you follow the "color" of the level with which you feel comfortable and know if anything happens and you are alone for a bit, another will be along very soon to help you. you go at your own pace . . . wheel, lunch, whatever. This portion is in the 'Truckhaven Hills' the area generally north and north west of N. Marina that is a huge playground of sorts but not in the state park proper.
If you start is the early morning, you'll be done in the early PM. Then you can do what you like and there is a lot to do. you can go play on the hills as may do. you can get up on a high spot and look down at a hard spot, drink beer and watch Heeps fall on their side. Or you can run off and do a run.
That is not to say they do not have runs with a trail leader and all that as well. They do . . . mostly on Sunday and depending in interest they're thinking Pumpkin Patch, Calicite mine and maybe others in the state park itself.
Plus they have a vendor area, food and a huge raffle! It is a huge event!!!!!!!!
As the sun sets, folks play in the washes, hills and drop offs and have so good roudy fun!!! There is stuff there for every type of 4X4, wild to mild!
If there is a run we'd (meaning we in the 'all of us' way) like to do and a bunch of us are there, we can do that also!
If you check out this month's In Gear (Cal4Wheel's excellent newsletter) you'll see an article there about the event describing the trail plans, raffle and food.
My wife and I had a great time at the Truckhaven Challenge and this event is bigger and badder than that!!!! It is a huge event, as seen on 4X4 TV and others . . . good fun!!!